Pas de Deux Photo is a professional organization for dance photographers. Our mission is to support dance photography by providing education and community to photographers, dance studios and companies, and dancers. Pas de Deux is a big supporter of small business, entrepreneurs, freelancers and hobbyists. This group includes photographers working with local dance studios doing volume portrait sessions as well as those working with metropolitan companies and focusing on individual portraiture - and those doing both of these!
For photographers, there are other great resources - articles on technique, new ideas, building their portfolio and managing the business side of things. Our forums will give dance photographers a place to share ideas and critique one another’s work.
The name Pas de Deux Photo comes obviously from the dance term, pas de deux, which in essence means a dance with two partners. When I do photo sessions with dancers, I consider it a collaboration between the two of us, much like a pas de deux. And so the name was born.
Beth and I have a 3,250 sq foot studio in Crystal Lake, IL, with two permanent dance floors. We began shooting dance in 2009 and often scoured the internet for resources such as what we're offering here at Pas de Deux Photo, but found little available on dance photography. We grew our business rather blindly, and we want to help any other aspiring dance photographers at whatever level of experience and skill that they're at.
We hope you sign up for our newsletters so you can remain apprised of anything going on in the dance photography community, and we'd love to have you involved in the community forums.
Join us for a webinar, sign up for an upcoming workshop or conference, or come make friends on the Pas de Deux Facebook group.